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Anjou Pear Salad with Pecorino and Walnuts

Quick, easy and very impressive salad perfect for potlucks and dinner parties.

  • ( Scored 5 on 3 reviews )

Viviana Colombassi:

Thi dish is rich in nutrients and very well balanced

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A perfect blend of ripe, juicy Anjou pears with aromatic toasty walnuts is perfectly suited to the creamy, milky flavors of Italian Pecorino cheese.  This is a terrific salad recipe to make on the fly, if you're pressed for time and need to pull out the stops for an impressive starter.  Buffed up with some generous wedges of focaccia bread, you can even turn the salad into a main dish for a light, refreshing meal. 

Pair it with a refreshing, crisp white wine, to go with the pear sweetness and the Pecorino creaminess, and dinner is served.  Get ready to field lots of recipe requests, because everyone is going to want to learn your culinary secrets after tasting this yummy dish!

Ingredients

for 4 servings

Anjou Pear Salad ingredients

  • Pear 2 (whole)
  • Pecorino cheese 200 grams
  • Walnuts 80 grams
  • Lemon 0.5 cup
  • Salt as needed
  • Extra-virgin olive oil as needed
  • Balsamic vinegar as needed
  • Black Pepper as needed

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Torrebona - Vernaccia of San Gimignano DOCG Wine - Cecchi

0.75l

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Preparation

for 4 servings

Step

1

Of 3

Prepare the salad

Using ripe pears (red or green as per your preference), wash the pears, and cut in half. 

Remove core, and slice into slices approximately .5cm thick.  Place into a medium mixing bowl, and delicately season with the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.  Set aside.

Step

2

Of 3

Finish the dish

Cut the Pecorino cheese into cubes, and add to the bowl with the dressed pears.  Toast the walnut pieces over a low flame, in a heavy-bottomed sauté pan.  Be careful not the burn the walnuts - allow to begin to darken, and immediately remove from heat.  Allow to cool for a few moments.  When cooled, add to the pears and cheese, and toss well to combine all the ingredients.   If desired, season with aged Balsamic vinegar.

Serve room temperature, with fresh bread if you wish.

Step

3

Of 3

Serve

When cooled, add to the pears and cheese, and toss well to combine all the ingredients.   If desired, season with aged Balsamic vinegar.

Serve room temperature, with fresh bread if you wish.

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Filippo Bartolotta

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Torrebona - Vernaccia of San Gimignano DOCG Wine - Cecchi

0.75l

Cecchi's Vernaccia fine and intense perfume is balanced with just the right freshness and persistency. Pairs well with fish, fresh cheeses and crispy breads.

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Torrebona - Vernaccia of San Gimignano DOCG Wine - Cecchi

0.75l

Cecchi's Vernaccia fine and intense perfume is balanced with just the right freshness and persistency. Pairs well with fish, fresh cheeses and crispy breads.

View product

Torrebona - Vernaccia of San Gimignano DOCG Wine - Cecchi

0.75l

Cecchi's Vernaccia fine and intense perfume is balanced with just the right freshness and persistency. Pairs well with fish, fresh cheeses and crispy breads.

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Reviews

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Viviana Colombassi Friday 10th of April 2020

Nourishing and tasty

Thi dish is rich in nutrients and very well balanced

Ryan Friday 10th of April 2020

Fresh Sweet and savoury! What can you ask more?

I just love this combination of flavours. This dish is so refreshing, but also tasty and filling

Nina Friday 10th of April 2020

Sweet and savory!

A perfect light salad - the best thing I can bring to be the best of the best at dinner parties.

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